Glenda Taylor

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Glenda Taylor is a freelance writer for the residential remodeling, homebuilding, and commercial roofing industries. She and her husband have been general contractors for over 20 years, and Ms. Taylor has written for leading media outlets, including the Houston Chronicle, SFGate, and the eHow Now Live Handyman Channel (a division of eHow.com) as well as National Association of Homebuilders. In addition to her construction experience, Ms. Taylor is a Master Gardener, a former real estate professional, a universal design enthusiast, and an advocate for green building practices. The recipient of Journalism and Marketing degrees from the University of Kansas and Bauder College respectively, she enjoys life on a farm in the Midwest with her husband and their "children"—five Saint Bernards! Connect with Glenda Taylor on LinkedIn.

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DECEMBER 14, 2018 | FRIDAY
7 Secret Weapons for Surviving the Worst of Winter

Get to know the solutions smart homeowners employ to prepare for snow, ice, and freezing cold temperatures—and their disastrous side effects. <br/> <br/> <em>This article has been brou...

DECEMBER 13, 2018 | THURSDAY
The Dos and Don'ts of Caulking Windows

Caulking windows—to give them a finished look (inside and out) and seal out leaks and drafts—is a fairly common DIY task. But if done incorrectly, it can lend a sloppy, amateurish look. C...

DECEMBER 12, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
11 Holiday Mistakes That Bring Burglars to Your Door

While you’re busy shopping, decorating, and getting ready for holiday festivities, burglars are preparing for one of their busiest times of the year as well. According to some sources, re...

DECEMBER 10, 2018 | MONDAY
Must Be Nice: 10 Extravagant Services People Hire for the Holidays

For many, the holidays are a whirlwind of activity, chock-full of decorating, entertaining, and shopping for that perfect gift to put under the tree. But even at this busiest time of year...

DECEMBER 10, 2018 | MONDAY
Read This Before You Install a Floating Tile Floor

Porcelain tiles are an all-time favorite for beautiful, durable floors, particularly in bathrooms and kitchens. But until recently, professional install was required due to the materials ...

DECEMBER 5, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
How a Frost-Free Faucet Can Save Homeowners Thousands of Dollars

From time to time, homeowners forget to shut off the water supply to an outdoor faucet when they&#39;re winter-proofing the home. Unfortunately, this simple oversight can have disastrous ...

NOVEMBER 30, 2018 | FRIDAY
All You Need to Know About Tudor Houses, Then and Now

If you grew up in an American suburb, you’re probably familiar with the Tudor architectural style, typified by homes with a stucco exterior accented with dark brown trim and topped with a...

NOVEMBER 29, 2018 | THURSDAY
Buyer's Guide: Doorbell Cameras

When it comes to home security, doorbell cameras have definitely arrived. They clearly show “who’s there?” and most can be conveniently configured with a smartphone, PC, or a smart home d...

NOVEMBER 28, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
7 Things to Know Before Choosing and Installing Marble Flooring

Beautiful marble flooring started its journey into our homes as limestone. Millions of years of metamorphosis—intense heat and pressure—produced a dense variegated stone that can be polis...

NOVEMBER 20, 2018 | TUESDAY
How To: Remove Texture From Walls

Texturing walls is a time-honored method of adding character to a wall or covering such imperfections as drywall taping inconsistencies—but not everyone loves the ridges and swirls of kno...